About Canyon Creek Art

Hi - Thank you for visiting our online store!  My name is Jerry Cornelius.  My wife Barbara and I founded Canyon Creek Art in August of 1995.  I started framing over 35 years ago as a part-time job in college, and fell in love with the process immediately.  I was fortunate to apprentice with some true craftsmen, and learned the trade using many of the old techniques and processes that now seem out-dated but sometimes can prove to be essential.  The in-depth knowledge that these skills required continue to support and enhance the hi-tech processes that have been integrated into our production. 

I received my CPF (Certified Picture Framer) accreditation through participation in the educational programs and testing available from the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA). The program is on-going with classes to insure that all products and procedures are as advanced as possible. I have seen technical advances that have increased efficiency, proved beneficial in protecting artwork and made managing a business much easier. Canyon Creek Art specialize in museum quality framing using materials that create a protective environment, shielding the artwork against invisible pollutants that cause fading and yellowing, that will keep the artwork safe for years to come.

At Canyon Creek Art we strive to give professional and friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. We strongly believe in selling through education. By listening to a customer about their framing needs and informing them of the technical guidelines; the end result is a beautiful product that generally exceeds the customers’ expectations.  All work is museum quality and done on premises by a certified professional with over 30 years experience.

We are known for our integrity and consistent, reliable business processes and procedures.  As founders and partners, the balance of our skill sets keeps our store running smoothly.  While my focus is on design and production, Barbara handles the marketing, Web design, social media and administrative responsibilities.  Barbara has worked in the fields of IT, Telecom, Non-Profit, Real Estate, Law Enforcement and the Arts as a computer professional since 1983, involved in a variety of projects, from administrative and advertising work to publishing books and Web pages.

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From the warmth of embossed rich woods to the elegance of gold leaf we have hundreds of samples available to ensure that just the right moulding is there for you to choose.
Matting Services
We offer a variety of creative matting techniques to enhance any artwork. Starting with hundreds of colors in museum quality matboards we can add French lines, watercolor or acrylic colored panels to compliment any aspect or color of the artwork.
Our computerized mat cutter allows us to offer you creative options you never before dreamed possible. From basic mats to complex designs; V-grooves to thick 8-ply rag board – and everything in between.
Part of our job is to help you find the right glazing to protect and beautify your artwork and cherished memories. We will work with you to create a presentation that complements your artwork without overpowering it. Glazing serves as a barrier between the artwork and outside elements such as dirt, moisture and curious observers. As with all aspects of frame design; glazing should not interfere with but enhance the viewing of a work of art.
Glass products are available in UV-blocking Conservation or Museum Glass. While UV-Blocking Conservation glass has the appearance of standard clear glass, it has a virtually invisible laminant that blocks 98% of ultraviolet light, which will keep any fading of the artwork to a minimum. Virtually invisible Museum Glass offers the same UV protection for your artwork without affecting the visible light spectrum so your colors show true.  
Acrylic is a clear high-grade plastic that resembles glass.  We offer this glazing product in Clear Acrylic or Museum-Quality Acrylic.  Clear acrylic is a lightweight glazing that is virtually unbreakable, offering protection for your artwork.  Museum-Quality Acrylic glazing is museum-quality, provides UV protection and offers beautiful clarity for cherished memorabilia, photographs and prints as well as for valued artwork.
There's a glazing product to fill every framing need and work well within any lighting or viewing environment.

Giclee Printing

Fine Art Giclée Printing Services were originally established as a way for artists and photographers to create their own archival fine art prints on demand and now .... you can too!

A giclée print is an authentic, digital reproduction and is printed directly on artist canvas or a variety of fine art and photography papers using our professional archival printer. 

Two Different Styles To Choose From: 

  • Canvas: textured artist's canvas with the look of a traditional canvas, treated with a UV protection, and hand stretched onto wooden support. Great for a large variety of images from landscapes to portraits.
  • Fine Art Paper: Smooth feel deep colors. This paper looks great for portraits, pastels, pen and inks.  A wonderful paper for any image where you don’t want to add any texture.
Rush Services
The usual time for completion of a framing project is 10 to 14 days. If a quicker time is needed and the shop schedule permits we will gladly readjust to accommodate your needs. This may restrict the design options to in store inventory, and will incur additional cost.
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